Cavum septum pellucidum in schizophrenia: a magnetic resonance imaging study.

  title={Cavum septum pellucidum in schizophrenia: a magnetic resonance imaging study.},
  author={Tsuyoshi Fukuzako and Hiroshi Fukuzako and Satoshi Kodama and Tomo Hashiguchi and Morikuni Takigawa},
  journal={Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  volume={50 3},
In order to determine if cavum septum pellucidum (CSP) is more prevalent in schizophrenic patients, we studied 72 Japanese patients who fulfilled the DSM-III-R criteria for schizophrenia and 41 normal controls. Sagittal, 1 mm thick magnetic resonance imaging slices of the entire cranium were obtained using a gradient-echo pulse sequence, and coronal and axial images were reconstructed for assessment. A CSP was observed in 34 patients (47.2%) and in 16 controls (38.0%). Although the CSP appeared… CONTINUE READING


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